Today, 28 June, sees the launch of Secret Life of Us, a major new campaign from the Disabled Children’s Partnership for better health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families in England.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the realities of the challenges disabled children, young people and their families face every day – challenges which other people may not know about or understand.
Jo Honigmann, CEO, CPotential, says: “We are proud to support the Partnership and this exciting and important campaign. We need to break down barriers once and for all so that disabled children and young people have access to the same opportunities and life chances that most of us take for granted.”
The Disabled Children’s Partnership brings together over 45 charities who have banded together, along with families, to campaign for better access and provision of health and social care services for disabled children, young people and their families.
Amanda Batten, chair of the Disabled Children’s Partnership, says: “We know from research we conducted earlier this year that many parents with a disabled child say they don’t believe the public understands the challenges they face every day. Our campaign, The Secret Life of Us aims to change this. With increased awareness and public support, we want to achieve real change and to ensure that the services and support disabled children and their families deserve are there when they need them, are easily accessible and more consistently provided.”
Read about the secret lives of some disabled children: